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Things to do in London this Friday

It's time to clock off, wind down and get your weekend on...

Find fantastic ideas for things to do on a Friday, just in case you've left it to the last minute. Check out the best entertainment, nightlife and events happening in the capital this Friday. The weekend starts here...

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London's Burning

Six-hour underwater performances, kinetic sculptures and the burning of a 120-metre floating replica of Restoration-era London are just three of the public art events commissioned from arts organisation Artichoke to mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London. 

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Inner Temple Hall , Temple Tuesday August 30 2016 - Sunday September 4 2016

St. Paul’s Lates

2016 marks 350 years since the Great Fire of London swept through the capital, and to remember the date, St Paul's Cathedral will open late for two evenings. Both the cathedral floor and the crypt will be accessible and visitors can use the extended hours to explore the new Out of the Fire exhibition and award-winning film, 'Resurgam.' Advance booking via the St Paul's event page is recommended.

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St Paul's Cathedral , St Pauls Friday September 2 2016 - Saturday September 3 2016

Duckie: Family

Queer culture can feel cliquey sometimes. 

Duckie Family wants to buck the trend by inviting everybody to the party. Watch a film, drink, discuss, listen, meet new people and dance til 4am at this trans-inclusive LGBTQIA+ event. Free bubbles for the first 150 people in. 

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Rich Mix , Shoreditch Friday September 2 2016 - Saturday September 3 2016


A hugely entertaining doc about the bizarre 'sport' of competitive tickling

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The Shallows

Just when you thought it was safe to back into the cinema... It's Blake Lively vs shark in this riveting thriller

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King of indie sadism Todd Solondz returns with a seriously non-heartwarming shaggy dog story

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